Air Wales to launch Norwich link to Dublin and Cardiff

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UK regional carrier Air Wales is to begin flights from Norwich in East Anglia this November, serving Dublin and Cardiff.

The carrier will operate three weekly flights from Norwich; flying to Cardiff via Dublin on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and direct to both the Welsh and Irish capitals on Saturdays. It will operate 50-seat ATR 42 turboprop equipment on the route.

Norwich International Airport commercial director Trevor Eady says: “This is one of the most exciting developments to happen at Norwich International for some time. The Dublin route has been constantly demanded by our customers and we have worked with many companies to try to secure it.

“We are fully aware that something like 100,000 travellers a year from our catchment area fly from Stansted to Dublin.”

Air Wales chairman Roy Thomas says: “While initially we will only be operating the service at thee days a week, we are hopeful in time, that we will be able to increase this to a more robust six days a week service.”

Earlier this year UK-based regional airports operator Omniport acquired a majority stake in Norwich Airport. It recently named former Humberside Airport boss Richard Jenner as its new managing director. Jenner replaces Hugh Lawson who retires in October.